Kakoune: A Better Code Editor Heavily Inspired by Vim

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12 Responses

  1. frttls says:


    For Debian “pkg-config” error: make -> …/kakoune/src/ –> solution “apt install pkg-config” an then “make” is running.
    For Debian “xsltproc” error: make man -> …/kakoune/src/ –> solution “apt install xsltproc” an then “make man” is running.

  2. Julian says:

    Why not Atom? You just install it and start coding. No learning, completely free, open source, works on all operating systems, big community… So simple.

  3. Scotsgeek says:

    Gee, it would appear they are trying to emulate emacs!

    I’ll stick with emacs!

  4. Delapouite says:

    Bob, Stony: you can have a pretty good overview of the pros here : http://kakoune.org/why-kakoune/why-kakoune.html

  5. Bob says:

    Do you know how many years I spent learning vim? Unless it’s a drop in replacement, I don’t plan on investing that much time on a text editor ever again!

  6. Stony says:

    It would help if you included reasons why to switch. As someone who already has a customized Vim, I fail to see any arguments as to why I should switch. Show us why it’s better.

    • Aaron Kili says:


      I suppose the reason was summarized in the conclusion, “built to enhance Vi’s editing model making writing/editing code both faster, and more fun.” If this is not enough to convince you, please try it out and you could even find more reasons. Many thanks for sharing your concern with us.

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